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|Family: Boraginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cryptantha||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cryptantha pterocarya (Torr.) Greene
Habit: Annual 10--40(50) cm. Stem: branches 0--few, occasionally many, throughout; strigose and short-rough-hairy, hairs generally ascending, occasionally spreading. Leaf: 0.5--5 cm, linear to oblong below, +- lanceolate above, generally strigose to short rough-hairy, hairs occasionally spreading on margins, generally bulbous-based. Inflorescence: in (1s) 2s or 3s; bracts generally 0; pedicel 0.5 mm, occasionally elongated in fruit to 1(1.5) mm, spreading to occasionally ascending. Flower: calyx +- constricted above, deciduous, lobes lanceolate, generally +- ovate in fruit, margins sparse- to dense-strigose or ascending-rough-hairy, +- brown, midvein +- thickened with 0--few spreading bristles; corolla deciduous, appendages minute or 0. Fruit: nutlets (3)4, 2--2.5 mm, lanceolate to lance-oblong, gray, +- brown, or mottled gray and brown, generally papillate to white-tubercled, dull to shiny, base truncate, tip +- elongate; abaxially low-rounded, spine 0; adaxially biconvex, occasionally smooth, attachment scar edges not raised, abutted toward tip, +- gapped lower 1/2 or abutted entire length, +- triangular-gapped at base; axis generally to nutlet tips.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cryptantha oxygona
Next taxon: Cryptantha pterocarya var. cycloptera
Citation for this treatment: Ronald B. Kelley, Michael G. Simpson & Kristen E. Hasenstab-Lehman 2017. Cryptantha pterocarya, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=21283, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.